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Gujarat CM announces Mukhyamantri Kisan Sahay Yojana

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Assistance for a loss of 33% to 60% Rs. 20,000 &above 60% Rs. 25,000 per hectare will be paid upto maximum of 4 hectares

10 August 2020, Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani announced Mukhyamantri Kisan Sahay Yojana for the farmers today in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Nitin Patel, Agriculture Minister Mr. R. C. Faldu, Minister of State Mr. Jaydrathsinh Parmar and Chief Secretary Mr. Anil Mukim keeping in mind the welfare of farmers of the state.

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The State Government has decided to implement this scheme to provide aid to all farmers in times of calamities or crop damage during such irregularities in rainfall in kharif season.

The benefits of Mukhyamantri Kishan Sahay Yojana will cover all the farmers of the state. Around 56 lakh farmers of the state will be benefited through this scheme and farmers will not have to pay any premium for this scheme.

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Scheme aid will be provided without any premium

Briefing about the scheme Mr. Rupani said that, the farmers paying premium were benefited in crop insurance scheme, but under this scheme aid will be provided without any premium. State Disaster Response Fund (SDFR) benefits will be kept unchanged and Mukhyamantri Kisan Sahay Yojana will be provided. 

Mr. Rupani mentioned that, provision is being made to provide assistance in 3 natural risk circumstances like 1)Drought 2)Heavy Rainfall & 3) Unseasonal Rainfall (Mavthu).

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All the 8-A holder farmer account holders registered in the revenue records across the state and the recognized farmers under the Forest Right Act will be considered as beneficiaries. The scheme will be implemented in Kharif 2020.

Assistance for a loss of 33% to 60% Rs. 20,000 & above 60% Rs. 25,000 per hectare will be paid upto maximum of 4 hectares. Moreover, Farmers will also be eligible to get additional compensation under the State Disaster Response Fund in case of crop loss due to natural calamities, clarified CM.

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As per the announcement made by the CM, a list of crop damaged talukas/ villages due Drought, Heavy Rainfall of Unseasonal Rainfall will be prepared by District Collector. The Collector will have to report the Revenue department of State Government in 7 days. A special team for the survey will be allocated to review the damage to the crops which shall be completed in 15 days.

After the completion of the survey, the list of farmers eligible for assistance under this scheme will be announced by order signed by the District Development Officer. The list will be of two types of losses, 33% to 60% and more than 60% losses, he added.

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